Palin: The Kindest, Gentlest Cultural Warrior Since Reagan
Palin drew a line between those who serve in the army – and those who don’t, between those who live in the bicoastal bubble – and those who live in what she made clear was the real America. To appreciate her performance at its best, remember the angry harsh attacks Marilyn Quayle and Pat Buchanan launched in 1992. Palin was equally sharp but far less shrill. Lines about a candidate who has authored two memoirs about his life but authored no major law, about a small town mayor being like a community organizer – but with responsibility were zingers aimed directly at Barack Obama, delivered with a smile. In her ability to plunge the stiletto so deftly, and so delightfully, Sarah Palin channeled the great hero of depressed Republicans, Ronald Reagan.
Tonight was definitely a big win for Sarah Palin, for John McCain, and the GOP. Of course, the real question is – is this good for Am erica? Does America need another round of culture wars, even if delivered with a smile?I for one don’t think so and hope that this election will be fought about the problems we need to solve rather than the anxieties demagogues can stir.
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Richard Williams - 12/10/2008
"Brevity is the soul of wit" my little genius. Thank you for the compliment.
Probably not as long as it took you to come up with that empty question.
Lorraine Paul - 10/5/2008
What a witty and in-depth response, Mr Williams. How long did it take you to think it out?
Richard Williams - 9/8/2008
So Obama isn't promoting his side's agenda in the culture wars?
It takes two parties to have a war.
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